Sony Xperia A4 Official Now In Japan, Announced With 4.6-Inch HD Display, 20.7MP Camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sony has announced Xperia Z4 Compact incognito in its home town in the form of Sony Xperia A4 (SO-04G) for NTT Docomo. Although, in a similar fashion which already introduced Xperia Z1f (SO-02F) in the place of Z1 Compact and Xperia A2 (SO-04F) released as the Xperia Z3 Compact last year, the Japan based firm has unveiled Xperia A4 (aka Xperia Z4 Compact). Soon, it will be going to hit the retail store shelves in Japan. More details on what Xperia A4 specs, price can be found right after this break.


Additionally, the carrier’s site in Japan lists the Xperia Z4 and Xperia A4 models side by side, giving more credibility to the suspicion.

Sony Xperia A4 (SO-04G) Specifications

The Xperia A4 sports the same 4.6-inch HD (1280 x 720pixels) Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles as the Z3 Compact. It is powered by 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor, paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage.


It boasts 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony G lens with f/2.0 aperture, custom 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor RS image sensor, BIONZ image processing engine, 1080p video recording and a 2.2MP front-facing camera, similar to what Xperia A2 aka Z3 Compact poses.

The Xperia A4 launching straight running on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and the marginal difference in dimensions (128 x 66 x 9.1mm for the A4, versus 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm for the Z3 Compact). Weighs at 129g, and is backed by a 2600mAh battery package with STAMINA mode. It is a IPX5,8 / IP6X certified, rating for dust and water resistance.


Connectivity options include Xi LTE, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, GPS/ GLONASS, MHL, NFC. Available in Grey, Pink, Blue and White colors.

The Sony Xperia A4 (SO-04G) will go on sale starting mid-June 2015, through NTT Docomo. Pricing details aren’t revealed as yet.

Update: Sony has also launched both the Xperia Z4 (SO-03G) and Z4 Tablet (SO-05G) on NTT Docomo in Japan.

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